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Next Generation 9-1-1

While the existing 9-1-1 system has been a success story for more than 30 years, it has been stretched to its limit as technology advances.
 
New wireless and Internet Protocol (IP)-based communications devices are being developed at a rapid rate, offering capabilities such as text and video messaging. Unfortunately, the current 9-1-1 system was never intended to receive information from these new and emerging devices.
 
As a result, through cumbersome adaptations, current 9-1-1 systems are being asked to perform functions it was not designed to handle. In short, Oregon’s 9-1-1 system is in need of significant modernization.
 
The first step in the modernization process was to design and deploy an IP-based Network, connecting all 43 Oregon Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). This network currently supports the delivery of caller location information to all 9-1-1 centers throughout Oregon. Further planning is underway to fully modernize 9-1-1 services throughout Oregon.
 
Given the critical nature of 9-1-1, Oregon’s planning leverages a phased approach that minimizes risk to 9-1-1 services and investments. This approach builds upon activities that will modernize Oregon’s 9-1-1 system.
 
For Next-Generation 9-1-1 Questions, contact:
Pat Lustig, NG9-1-1 Project Manager
503-378-3433
 
Frank Kuchta, Project Portfolio Manager
503-378-4620
 
 

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